Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

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Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

#1 Post by staceleo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:10 am

Hello, I received quotes for replacing my windows with Polaris Platinum Series and with Okna 600dx and the prices were identical except for the fact that the one company gives a 5% cash discount. Which is a better window? Or are they equal?

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Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:25 pm

Both good windows. Can't go wrong with either. Have you checked out jobs from both installation companies?

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Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

#3 Post by staceleo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:18 pm

No, do you mean ask them for addresses to drive by?

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#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:34 am

I mean moreso talking to former clients, referrals, and looking at previous installations.

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Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

#5 Post by Ricknez » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:36 am

The Okna 600 is nicer looking and i think its also built a litter better. It will also have a better Ufactor/ more efficient than the Polaris platinum.

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Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

#6 Post by staceleo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:26 am

What about Alside Mezzo? I was trying to look up reviews online and some were really bad. I am assuming I am better to stick with the Okna or the Polaris?

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#7 Post by Ricknez » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:54 pm

The alside mezzo is not highly regarded. Both the okna 600 and polaris supreme are much better. Invest your money wisely. Far too many homeowners go with the cheaper product and soon find out its much more expensive to go cheap.

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Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

#8 Post by staceleo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:59 pm

Ricknez, I agree. I just wanted to double check. We liked the Polaris installation company the best and since the consensus seems to be good on those windows, we will probably go with them. =) Thank you.

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#9 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:07 am

Just to echo the above, the newer AMI product is a huge step in the right direction for them, but definitely not in the quality category of the other units in this comparison.

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Re: Which is better? Polaris Platinum or Okna ?

#10 Post by HomeSealed » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:19 pm

Good advice above, you won't go wrong with the Polaris or Okna option provided that you get a good install. The mezzo is a significant step down.

I'd give an edge to the Okna model on product alone, nicer looking, more glass area, composite spacer, newer design. This is under the assumption that the "platinum" is some variation of the Ultraweld, their flagship.

That said, the difference in product is not profound enough to overcome a more profound difference in the installation/dealer if you believe that to be the case. Both windows will perform very well for many years if installed properly, so if you like the one company much better, that would be deciding factor in my book.

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